Robert Plant Misses Meltdown Festival To Attend Court Proceedings
Those Who Bought Tickets Are Getting Refunds
If you’re disappointed with this news, imagine how Robert Plant feels right now — having to cancel his gig at Guy Garvey’s festival (supposedly taking part in the “The Boat We’re In” concert) for the Refugee Week so he can show up in court for their ‘Stairway To Heaven’ copyright case. Instead of rocking the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 19, he will be beside bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and in front of a jury at the Central District California Court. The trial was originally scheduled on May 10 but eventually moved to June 14.
In a statement by Plant’s representatives, it says:
“It is with great disappointment that Robert must cancel his appearance. Robert has been enthusiastic to help in any way to the increased awareness and support of so many powerless and distraught peoples. Therefore the opportunity afforded at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown was an event that Robert was passionately drawn to.”
It will be the first time all the surviving members of the band will be seen together in public after their 2012 “Celebration Day” press conference.